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Virtue Going Forth
I am host Christina Farris from turtle30cshell.com. Today
we are talking about the power of God. No one owns the
power of God. Power of God is not a possession to own
to control or to box up. Power of God can go anywhere
and be anywhere. God spoke to Abraham to go to a land
of promise. God spoke to Moses to go get His people
and set them free. David was lead by God into battle.
Samson continue going into enemy territory, lost his eye
sight and still did the will of God when the temple of the
heathens fell at the pulling down the pillars not by his
strength, but by the strength of God, who had promised
him if he did not cut his hair his strength would remain. The
power of God that came when God told the Israel to
march into battle singing His praises and the enemy fled.
Power of God that shut the mouth of hungry lions when
Daniel was thrown into the den by the king’s men for not
bowing to the king in worship. That same power going
forth to healed the blind, the lepers, the crippled and still
The healing power of Jesus, the healing power of the
Word of God, the healing power of God through Jesus. I
got to looking at the word virtue today. The healing power
that flowed from Jesus, by just a touch from those that
were sick and afflicted. The virtue that not in control solely
by the Word of God. Virtue that comes by the spoken
word of God, but also belief in the healer. Healing does
comes with faith. But healing comes by the power of God.
Jesus had the power of God in Him because of Who He
was, and He could feel the power of God leave His body
when someone touched Him that was sick. Yet healing
came not by the Word in all case. It came by the power of
Simeon a man who gave up sorcery, seen the power of
God come through the disciples as they healed those in
his village. And He wanted to possess the power. He
thought He could buy the power and no doubt make a
fortune. There many today that want to use the power of
God. There many behind pulpits and on the street that
want to heal to make a profit. Though there is nothing
wrong with doctors being paid for a scientific method of
healing. There is something wrong with using God for
money. Something wrong using God for popularity.
Something wrong with using God to gain the power of this
world. Because one can not use the power of God. No
one is in control of the power of God but God.
The power of God not only given by Jesus upon faith, but
it flowed freely from Him on belief without the spoken
word. I want to go back to this point and show scripture.
Though the Word of God who is Jesus, the healing came
not by the Word, but by the power that flowed through
Luke 6:19 KJV
(19) And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for
there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
Luke 8:45-48 KJV
(45) And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied,
Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the
multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou,
Who touched me?
(46) And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I
perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
(47) And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she
came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared
unto him before all the people for what cause she had
touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
(48) And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort:
thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
God is the life giver, the healer. The power of God that
comes through belief in God. There are stories of people
being healed without knowing Jesus. There are stories of
prayer working and being proven that it works, with no
religious affiliation can seem to take sole claim. One of
the great mystery to many Christians why another group
of people pray not of their faith in Christ, yet have faith in
God. Some claim it is the anti Christ. And in truth those of
other faiths are anti Christian because they have not the
knowledge of the Son of God and the Word of God in the
flesh. Even if another group of people with faith believe
the Word of God and lack the knowledge that Word
became flesh, can God still be the healer?
Acts 18:24-26 KJV
(24) And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at
Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures,
came to Ephesus.
(25) This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and
being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently
the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
(26) And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue:
whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him
unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more
There are many baptized into John the baptism. It the
baptism of repentance. Not the Baptism of the Son of
God or the Holy Spirit. It is the knowledge that God exist
and He created the universe, the power to forgive sin and
the power to heal. It basically stops there. This knowledge
of God is lacking the elements of God in Three person’s.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, though no doubt seen in
faith. For example one can believe in God, believe in the
Word of God and believe in the Spirit of God, but not
believe that the Spirit of Prophesy has been fulfilled in the
since of Christ coming as simple man in the flesh.
Cornelius a devout Jew believed the word of God, but
knew not Jesus and Peter took the gospel to him, when
the Spirit of God called him to go by the searching of men
in the city of Joppa. God desires all men to know that His
Son came, and if those only knowing the baptism of
repentance but not the Son of God then one must be told
by the power of God coming by a person called by God to
do this work. That power of God flows through believer in
God wooing them to Jesus. That virtual power that draw
many to touch Jesus to be healed. The word itself did not
draw but the power of Spirit drew those men and women
to touch Jesus. The word being part of Spirit of God going
forth by the Spirit. Jesus healed by the anointing using
outwardly clay, but the anoint and power of God was
element used. I can put clay of dirt on someone else
nothing happens, but when the spirit of God is added, then
healing takes place. Yet one can not own the anointing.
God anoints, God seals and God chose who He will use
for whatever purpose.
John 9:10-11 KJV
(10) Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes
(11) He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus
made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go
to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed,
and I received sight.
The anointing and the power of God must be on the
believer to use the believer as a vessel to heal the lame,
the blind, and down trodden, those seep in sin. For we
often look for healing to be physical and the spiritual
healing is need most of all. So often times this one verse
is miss used for healing in the physical sense. For this
verse is speaking on the healing power for sin.
1 Peter 2:24-25 KJV
(24) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on
the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
(25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now
returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
The healing power from sin comes from sacrifice and
atonement of sin through Christ Jesus. Jesus changing the
life of a believer by turning to the Word who is Christ
Jesus. One of the proof turning to God salvation plan and
believing on the one He sent is obedience to the word. Yet
many obey without belief outwardly at least, not
necessarily at the heart. Faith comes by hearing of the
word. The hearing of the word is necessary for faith. Does
one believe God or do they believe the devil. Adam and
Eve chose to believe the devil and not God and lost there
place in heaven. Do you believe God or have you lost
your rightful place in heaven.
Let me give illustration on belief. A child being told not play
on a pond of ice falls in only to drown. If the child had
listen he probably be alive today. Yet the desire to skate
on the sheet of ice was to tempting to stop the child from
putting the first step on the edge of the ice where it was
still thick enough to hold the child. So with the first step of
disbelief the child glides into the middle of the ice only to
fine it thin as a sheet of paper and it breaks.
The sheet of paper of ice can not hold the weight of sin of
the first step or the second step. Never could and never
well. The first step of sin leads to hell, unless forgiven by
God. Salvation came through belief in Jesus. The healing
power coming by God through the sacrificial blood of the
lamb that was slain on the cross for you and me. The way
you keep from stepping on the edge of ice is by belief in
God. Everyone steps on the edge of sin and even
sometimes a little further out, but the rescue comes when
obedience comes to Christ, no when one believes that the
ice will break and comes running back to the edge with
faith. One must believe God way of salvation and believe
in God for redemption or are you standing on thin ice
when it is your time to go.
Dear Heavenly bring salvation by faith in Christ Jesus to
all listening, who believe in the sacrificial atonement for sin
that came through Jesus. Came through the dying of the
Word of life to bring it alive once more to redeem your
people from their sins. May healing come spiritually most
of all and then may all healing needed in a person’s life
according to your will and timing in life. In Jesus precious